Top Rank CEO Bob Arum called it a “racist” move for by the University of Texas at El Paso Board of Regents to cancel the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Andy Lee fight that was scheduled for June 16 at the univerity’s Sun Bowl Stadium.
Abner Mares turned in the performance of his career, dominating Eric Morel to win the vacant WBC junior featherwieght title Saturday in El Paso, Texas.
Middleweight Fernando Guerrero has injured his left biceps, forcing him out of his ShoBox: The new Generation bout against Chris Fitzpatrick this Friday.
Watch unbeaten bantamweight standout Abner Mares train for his Showtime-televised fight with savvy veteran Eric Morel on April 21. The WBC 122-pound title is up for grabs and Mares wants it to help land the big fights at junior featherweight.
Lateef Kayode’s cruiserweight bout with former light heavyweight titleholder Antonio Tarver is to headline a Showtime-televised, quadruple-header from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on June 2.
Golden Boy and the United Kingdom’s BoxNation will team up to broadcast the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto fight and others to British fans, starting in April.
If he is successful against Dat Nguyen on April 21, unbeaten Gary Russell could return on July 17.